Erasmus Mundus Action
The Erasmus Mundus action comprises:
• Lot 1: Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters (EMJM) and
• Lot 2: Erasmus Mundus Design Measures (EMDM).
This action aims at fostering excellence and worldwide internationalisation of higher education institutions via study
programmes – at Master course level – jointly delivered and jointly recognised by higher education institutions (HEIs) established in Europe, and open to institutions in other countries of the world.
The Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters and Erasmus Mundus Design Measures represent two independent lots. There is no obligation to implement an EMDM before an EMJM. The award of an EMDM does not imply automatic funding under EMJM and the completion of an EMDM project is not an award criterion for an EMJM.
Lot 1: Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters (EMJM)
The EMJM supports high-level integrated transnational study programmes at Master level231 delivered by an
international consortium of higher education institutions (HEIs) from different countries worldwide and, where
relevant, other educational and/or non-educational partners with specific expertise and interest in the concerned study areas/professional domains.
EMJMs are programmes of excellence and should contribute to the integration and internationalisation of the
European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The specificity of EMJMs lies in the high degree of jointness/integration
among the participating institutions and the excellence of their academic content.
Lot 2: Erasmus Mundus Design Measures
Erasmus Mundus Design Measures should enhance the capacities of universities to modernise and internationalise
their curricula and teaching practices, pool resources, and for higher education systems to develop common
mechanisms related to quality assurance, accreditation and recognition of degrees and credits. The support is also
intended to explore and exploit the opportunities offered by the European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint
Programmes. Based on the high degree of jointness/integration among the participating institutions, such integrated
transnational programmes should contribute to the integration and internationalisation of the European Higher
Education Area (EHEA).
The main objective of the Erasmus Mundus Design Measures is to encourage the development of new, innovative,
high-level integrated transnational study programmes at Master level.